International Human Solidarity Day 2022: Unity in Diversity
International Human Solidarity Day is annually held on December 20 to commemorate the day to honor the “Unity in Diversity”. International Human Solidarity Day is celebrated to raise public awareness of the essence of solidarity and also, to foster debate on the ways of elevating solidarity for fulfilling Sustainable Development Goals.
The day has been celebrated since December 2002, when the United Nations General assembly established the World Solidarity Fund. This fund was set up in February 2003 to fund the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), which functioned to eliminate poverty. On December 22, 2005, the UN General Assembly pinpointed solidarity as a universal value.
Solidarity is a mindfulness of mutual interests, making a sense of unity in societies. The aim of the UN through cooperation and solidarity is to boost people out of poverty, hunger, and disease. Solidarity is a bond of conformity or understanding between individuals, united around a common goal or against a common enemy.
The day is influential as it aims to bring nations and people of the world together to boost social and economic development, human rights, and peace. The day is significant in terms of building human solidarity in reducing economic and social problems.